How to Achieve Goals Using Psychology & Technology

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Most of us know the principles of setting goals---this workshop is to help you achieve them.

In 2014, I had one of the most productive years of my life. Some of my accomplishments included:

  • I wrote a book that sold over 55,000 copies on Amazon

  • I ran my first marathon, alongside my wife

  • I took the GMAT (MBA entrance exam) and scored in the 96th percentile

  • I took trips to Norway and Brazil (both on my bucket list)

By the end of the year, I couldn’t believe how much I had accomplished. In fact, I decided to analyze my behavior to figure out exactly what I had done differently. After I took a look, it was easy to see the specific strategies that made these accomplishments possible. There were certain common factors that formed an actual process for achieving goals.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the goal-achieving process I discovered for myself, along with the psychological research that explains why it worked. You’ll also learn EXACTLY what strategies and technologies I use to be successful.

Who It's For

  • Writers. If you've tried writing but can't get yourself to stick to a schedule and complete a project or book.
  • Entrepreneurs. If you're trying to commit time to a side project but frequently make excuses or lack time/motivation.
  • Fitness people. If you want to lose 20 pounds, train for your first marathon, or achieve another fitness goal.
  • Students. If you're aiming for a specific grade in a class or score on a test, and need the focus and discipline to achieve it.
  • 9 to 5ers. If you're trying to perform well on a big corporate project or aim to impress with your performance.
  • Anyone who is working on a goal that they want to achieve in the next 5 to 8 months and would like to learn principles and process to achieve it.

What you'll Learn

  1. How to create real commitments for yourself that you can't ignore.
  2. How to create motivation that lasts beyond short bursts of excitement.
  3. How to effectively involve other people in your goal.
  4. How to create a process that will continue even when you lack motivation.
  5. How to overcome inevitable lapses you will encounter.
  6. How to simplify and reduce effort as you work towards your goal.
  7. How and when to create incentives for yourself.
  8. How to create opportunities and make your goal easier.
  9. How to track your progress toward your goal.
  10. How to use apps and technologies to help and not hurt your goal.

What people have said

A couple of weeks back I had the privilege of meeting Max as he held two presentations on the same day. I especially love his skills on talking to people and making that immediate impact. And it fascinates me how he talks about technology without talking about technology. Instead you feel that he talks about life in general, dreams and habits and how you can go about to follow your dream. Max is just one of those guys who shares his knowledge with you because he wants you to succeed, even though he never met you before.

Marianne Johnsen 
Graphic Designer

Max Ogles spoke about a very exciting topic, “How to create good habits with psychology and technology.” It is very interesting and pleasant to listen to him, and I like the way he presents his knowledge—through good examples that explain the context in a simple way. He had some good observations that got me to think through the subject, and what we possibly can do to create new habits.

Hilde Amundsen
Founder, Mindfit app

I was looking forward to Max’s presentation since it is similar to what we try to do with games and storytelling at AbleMagic. Some of the key pointers I learned were: 1) Using motivation and ability in behavior change and how to balance between them. 2) The significance of relapse. Since the presentation, I like to tell people about relapse. That we humans tend to have a time when we fall back to old behavior patterns. And need to be distracted or guided away. And that this is a personal thing. I was engaged to learn more, to find out how we can engage and personalize it.

Jan Wold
Head of Dev., AbleMagic 


  • ​When: You watch the event anytime, at your convenience.
  • Where: Online, via your own computer anywhere with Internet.
  • Length: 60 minute workshop, followed by 20 minute Q&A.
  • Can I sign up? Just pay for your ticket in the form below!


An instant-access online course

  • Full access to 60-min workshop
  • Full video recording (mp4)
  • Full audio recording (mp3)
  • Complete slides & resources
  • Recommended reading list

Just $49


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